If you read our magazine you’ll know that Be a Better Cook is one of our most important sections. We love to be your helping hand in the kitchen, and get your skills up a notch whether it’s  improving knife skills, making perfect pastry, or a really good stock.

These skills will help you improve your cooking from today, and be that (even) better, more confident cook. There are also a handful of basic recipes, ones that you’ll come to rely on, time and again. Use the filter to see them.

Find even more skills and how-tos in our Learn section, and we’ve got info on ways to use up a whopping 250+ different leftovers, too – from that little bit of blue cheese to leftover chicken.

Or, try a search, if there’s a skill you’re particularly looking for – we’ve probably got it tucked away somewhere on the site.

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